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Stainmore Railway Company (kirkby stephen east)

Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by Luke McMahon, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Luke McMahon

    Luke McMahon New Member

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    Yep sorry about that!

    Slender are doing the repairs, though I'm sure NRM shildon do a bit of work too.
     
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    Streetview pic of the missing river bridge
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.5...n_klLsBVhPp3b45nZgJA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
    Nice spot though!
     
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    Nice little challenge for the royal engineers...
     
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    I recall reading that the railway had been donated a bridge from somewhere in Scotland?

    I believe it was from someone who attended the Stainmore 150 celebrations and had been chatting to volunteers there. Hopefully it was true!
     
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    Allegheny - It'd be a truly excellent achievement if the stainmore railway at kirkby stephen east & eden valley at warcop could eventually reconnect & open the eden valley route again. The stainmore group apparently have plans to start extending their running line in the future, however 1st & foremost is the need for a shed & to build up the yard trackwork/infrastructure to enable them to have some undercover sheltered accommodation from the ahem rather inclement cumbrian weather:p:D

    The eden valley railway - Well if the s people, (yes unfortunately folks i'm talking about SUSTRANS:mad::D) ever stop arsing about & agree to allow the railway to extend & build their cycleway alongside then appleby just might be a possibility. The railway do apparently have plans to extend into appleby as it's a fairly large market town & would give them a good destination, however sustrans do supposedly own that portion of the trackbed & thus far haven't been very cooperative.
     

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